Alternative Names: Poonah Figure, Poona Figure

This figure of a man wearing a rope belt was made in Krishnanagar province, India. It was exhibited at the Melbourne International Exhibition in 1880, as part of a group of figures, representing various castes, occupations and religious sects in India. It was gifted to the National Gallery by the India Commission of the Melbourne 1880 International Exhibition.

Physical Description

Figure of a man on a square base made from fired clay, painted white. The man is fired clay modeled over ferrous metal armature, which attaches to the base. The figure is painted with a medium brown skin tone and is wearing white shirt, coat and trousers, with a twisted brown and yellow rope belt.

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